Sample CTR Exam Questions

Sample Items are based on current content. Answers can be found at the very end of the webpage.

1.Which of the following information is the most important to record in the chemotherapy text field in a patient abstract?

A. start date
B. facility name
C. chemo agent
D. route administration

2. The purpose of a re-abstracting study is to assess the accuracy of registry data against the

A. accession register
B. suspense list
C. medical record
D. casefinding reports

3. The Cancer Committee is reviewing causes for positive surgical margins on resected kidney tumors. After generating a report on resected kidney tumors, which of the following is most appropriate to identify the possible causes?

A. Review the surgical procedure codes used.
B. Obtain consent from surviving patients for the study.
C. Run a survival report on patients who had the surgery.
D. Evaluate surgical complications from the resection.

4. A cancer registrar at Hospital A receives a request from another registry for information that is not needed to complete a cancer abstract. Which of the following should the registrar at Hospital A do?
A. Notify the privacy officer.
B. State that the information cannot be shared.
C. Prepare the information for sharing.
D. Consult with administration.

5. Quality control of registry data is a direct responsibility of the

A. pathologist
B. tumor registrar
C. Cancer Committee
D. physician advisor

6. When the central cancer registry compares coded information to text documentation, it is called

A. record consolidation
B. patient lineage
C. inter-database checking
D. visual editing

CTR Exam Sample Open-Book Item

7. A patient has a history of BPH and has increasing urinary symptoms. His DRE was normal, and his PSA was slightly elevated. TURP was performed and revealed a focus of adenocarcinoma in the left lobe of the prostate. What STORE surgical code should be assigned?

A. 20
B. 21
C. 22
D. 23

The following information is available for a patient:

Malignant melanoma without ulceration, Clark's level III, depth of invasion 1.48 mm, in lentigo maligna, right arm. Regional lymph nodes are not involved. No distant metastases found.

8. What are the primary site and histology codes?
A. C44.6 M-8720/3
B. C44.6 M-8742/3
C. C76.4 M-8720/3
D. C76.4 M-8742/3

9. A patient was diagnosed with a melanoma in situ of the right forearm on 07/01/2018 and then has an invasive melanoma diagnosed of the right shoulder on 09/15/2018.  What solid tumor rule would you use to determine the number of primaries to be abstracted?

A. M6
B. M8
C. M9
D. M10

10. A patient has been diagnosed with well-differentiated malignant mesothelioma. What is the primary site and morphology code?

A. C34.9 M-9050/01
B. C34.9 M-9050/31
C. C38.4 M-9050/31
D. C48.1 M-9050/01

Answers

1.Which of the following information is the most important to record in the chemotherapy text field in a patient abstract?
D. route administration

2. The purpose of a re-abstracting study is to assess the accuracy of registry data against the
C. medical record

3. The Cancer Committee is reviewing causes for positive surgical margins on resected kidney tumors.  After generating a report on resected kidney tumors, which of the following is most appropriate to identify the possible causes?
A. Review the surgical procedure codes used.

4. A cancer registrar at Hospital A receives a request from another registry for information that is not needed to complete a cancer abstract. Which of the following should the registrar at Hospital A do?
B. State that the information cannot be shared. 

5. Quality control of registry data is a direct responsibility of the
C. Cancer Committee

6. When the central cancer registry compares coded information to text documentation, it is called
D. visual editing 

7. A patient has a history of BPH and has increasing urinary symptoms. His DRE was normal, and his PSA was slightly elevated. TURP was performed and revealed a focus of adenocarcinoma in the left lobe of the prostate. What FORDS surgical code should be assigned?
C. 22

8. What are the primary site and histology codes?
B. C44.6 M-8742/3 

9. Which of the following MPH Rules should be used to determine the number of primaries?
A. M6

10. A patient has been diagnosed with well-differentiated malignant mesothelioma. What is the primary site and morphology code?
C. C38.4 M-9050/31